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Pulse pressure: Quiz

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Question 1: A narrow pulse pressure can also be caused by ________.
Mitral stenosisAortic valve stenosisMitral regurgitationAortic insufficiency

Question 2: A high pulse pressure combined with ________ is associated with increased intracranial pressure and should be reported to a physician immediately.
Myocardial infarctionBradycardiaAtrial fibrillationTachycardia

Question 3: This behavior facilitates a much greater increase in stroke volume and ________ at a lower mean arterial pressure and enables much greater aerobic capacity and physical performance.
Cardiac outputCirculatory systemFetal circulationBlood pressure

Question 4: If the patient suffers from elevated pulse pressure, treatment should include medication that addresses this factor, such as an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (________).
Antihypertensive drugAngiotensin II receptor antagonistACE inhibitorRenin inhibitor

Question 5: Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure, or the change in ________ seen during a contraction of the heart.
VasodilationBlood pressureRenin-angiotensin systemCirculatory system

Question 6: 25 mmHg or less, the cause may be low stroke volume, as in ________ and/or shock, a serious issue.
Myocardial infarctionHypertrophic cardiomyopathyAtrial fibrillationHeart failure

Question 7: Usually, the resting pulse pressure in healthy adults, sitting position, is about 40 ________.
Pounds per square inchPascal (unit)TorrPressure measurement







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